Here are our top tips to boost your immune system and support your vibrant health right now:
Cut Out Sugar: Sugar has been known to compromise your immune system. Too much sugar in your system curbs immune system cells that attack bacteria. This effect lasts for at least a few hours after consumption.If you have a sweet tooth you can’t deny, try using stevia or monk fruit extract (natural sweeteners without the sugary aftershock) in your drinks or when you’re baking.
Take High Quality Herbs: 1) Chaga Mushrooms – This adaptogenic mushroom has been used for centuries to boost immunity. We like the powdered tea from FourSigmatic. See our immune boosting latte below to see how we use it! 2) Garlic Extract – Garlic contains compounds that help the immune system fight germs. 3) Ginger Lemon Tea – Ginger is filled with immune-boosting benefits. It’s antibacterial so it helps support the immune system and it can help to prevent nausea and soothe an upset stomach
Try an IV: Our friends at B12 Love in the Marina in San Francisco offer a wide variety of IV drips to help you nourish, energize and enhance your life. We suggest the B12 shot to help boost immunity. These shots and IVs don’t hurt, they are fast, and will give your body a surge of nutrients to help you fight illness.
Get More Vitamin D: Even just 10 minutes in the sun’s rays can do the trick. Deficiency in vitamin D is associated with an increased susceptibility to infection. Too cold to go outside? Lay down next to a window in your house with sunlight pouring through for a little extra boost.
Meditate to Reduce Stress: As most of us know, meditation has been shown to increase volume in certain brain regions, and reduce anxiety and depression. Recently, studies have shown that as a result meditation helps improve immunity. Try sitting quietly in meditation for 10-15 minutes 4-5x this week.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with additional questions. We hope that you have a happy and healthy week!